Jan Mráček

Jan Mráček

Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, soloist and chamber musician who has been one of the most outstanding talents of his generation since childhood. In 2010 he became the youngest laureate in the Prague Spring International Competition and a year later he became the youngest soloist of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 he won the first prize in the prestigious Fritz Kreisler’s international violin competition in Vienna.

He made his London debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, fifty years after the violinist Václav Hudeček made his debut. In the United States he performed with the St Louis Symphony and the Florida Orchestra, in Dubai with the Wiener Concert Verein, in China with the Slovenian Philharmonic, in Korea with the Daejeon Philharmonia, in Tokyo with the Asian Youth Orchestra, and in Zurich’s Tonhalle with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. In 2022, he appeared in concerts with the Czech Philharmonic under the batons of conductors Franz Welser-Möst and Wayne Marshall. In May of the same year he hosted the Berlin Philharmonic as concertmaster. In January 2023 he performed for the third time in a row with the Bamberger Symphoniker under Jakub Hrůša. This year he made his debut with the renowned conductor John Eliot Gardiner. In April, he performed with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie under the baton of Howard Griffiths. In November, he makes his debut with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in the famous Suntory Hall.

He has also performed with the MDR Leipzig Radio Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, National Radio Orchestra of Romania, Lappeenranta City Orchestra, The Symphonia Boca Raton Florida, Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic, Kalisz Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Filharmonia Czestochowska, State Philharmonic Košice. Early this year he performed with the Bamberger Symphoniker under the guidance of Jakub Hrůša. In May 2022 he hosted the Berlin Philharmonic as concertmaster.

He has worked with conductors such as Maxim Vengerov, Semyon Bychkov, John Eliot Gardiner, David Robertson, Jakub Hrůša, Tomáš Netopil, Michael Gamba, Jordan de Souza, Keith Lockhart, Stephane Deneve, Howard Griffiths, Heiko Mathias Förster, Risto Joost, Han-Na Chang, James Judd, Manuel López-Gómez, Petr Altrichter, Tomáš Brauner, Ondrej Lenárd, Jan Talich, Petr Vronský, Jac van Steen or Vladimir Fedoseyev.

Antonín Dvořák’s complete work, which he recorded for the ONYX CLASSICS label with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra under James Judd and pianist Lukáš Klánský, has received excellent reviews. In spring 2022 he made a studio recording of Mozart VC No. 2 with the Vienna ORF and conductor Howard Griffiths, which will be included on a new CD. He is also currently preparing a new CD of works by Suk, Mendelssohn and Schubert. He plays a 1770 N. Gagliano violin, generously on loan from the Fidula Foundation.


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